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Welcome to the Lexington Youth Lacrosse Girls Program!

 

Our LYL Girls Program is dedicated to introducing, teaching and expanding youth lacrosse in Lexington. 

 

As coaches, we will stress four principles with your players this season:

  • Safety.  This includes proper equipment (mouth guard, goggles, no jewelry), keeping sticks away from opposing players’ heads, and throwing only to teammates who are expecting a pass.
  • Learning.  We will teach lacrosse, teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect (for the players themselves, teammates, coaches, referees, and opponents).
  • Effort.  This is more important to the coaches than winning or losing.
  • Fun.  We want the players to enjoy themselves, their teammates, the sport, and team sports in general.  For us coaches, one measure of our success is when a player returns to lacrosse the following season.

 

We have developed a comprehensive curriculum that is fun, competitive, and instructional, and is intended to teach age-appropriate skills in an integrated manner that builds across each youth age level and will prepare the players to play at the high school and college level.

 

The Girls Program comprises 4 age levels that are determined by school grade in the year of competition: U7 (Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd), U11 (3rd and 4th), U13 (5th and 6th), and U15 (7th and 8th).

 

Spring Season

 

U7 (Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade)

Our U7 program meets once a week on Sunday afternoon for 10 weeks starting on April 5th from 4:30-6pm (no session Memorial Day weekend) and will play two games in early June to finish the season.

 

U11 (3rd & 4th grade)

Our U11 program starts with Pre-Season Indoor practices Sundays 12-1pm at Teamworks in Acton (30 Great Road, Acton MA 01720) for the month of March. For the spring season, all practices will take place on one of the Lincoln turf fields or the Lower Hayden grass field Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:00pm. League games will be played on Sunday afternoon, exact times and locations are being determined over the next few weeks. We play in the Mass Bays Girls Lacrosse League (MBGLL).

 

U13 (5th & 6th grade)

Our U13 program starts with Pre-Season Indoor practices Sundays 1-2pm at Teamworks in Acton (30 Great Road, Acton MA 01720) for the month of March. For the spring season, all practices will take place on one of the Lincoln turf fields or the Lower Hayden grass field Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:00pm. League games will be played on Sunday afternoon, exact times and locations are being determined over the next few weeks. We play in the Mass Bays Girls Lacrosse League (MBGLL).

 

U15 (7th & 8th grade)

Our U15 program starts with Pre-Season Indoor practices Sundays 1-2pm at Teamworks in Acton (30 Great Road, Acton MA 01720) for the month of March. For the spring season, all practices will take place on one of the Lincoln turf fields or the Lower Hayden grass field Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:00pm. League games will be played on Sunday afternoon, exact times and locations are being determined over the next few weeks. We play in the Mass Bays Girls Lacrosse League (MBGLL).

 

Games will be played the following weeks:

•    April 5th

•    April 19th

•    April 26th

•    May 3rd

•    May 10th

•    May 17th

•    May 31st

•    June 6th

•    June 13, 14th - Multiple games over these 2 days at the MBGLL Jamboree 

 

 

Team Assignments: MBGLL and LYL require that we create fair and balanced teams at each age level. During the indoor practices coaches will divide players in teams to achieve this while ensuring we have enough coaches on each team, and group players by school as much as possible. We will have two balanced teams at each age

 

Equipment

As a reminder, players should bring the following to practice:

  • Lacrosse goggles and stick (see more info below)
  • Mouth guard - colored, not clear. No straps are allowed.
  • Sneakers or cleats
  • Water bottle

 

A good stick can make a big difference!  We’ve created 2 options for Lexington Youth Lacrosse (LYL) players. LYL offers discounts for gear directly purchased through our website.  Please contact Ken Ford for details ( ) We also worked with TriCon Sports (415 Waltham St, Lexington MA) to pick out some nice sticks.  They have everything you will need for the lacrosse season.


In general, stick price points for U7 / U9 / U11 are $40-$60 and U13 / U15 are $60-$100.  You’ll find $100+ sticks at TriCon, but they are more for high school players.  As the price point increases, the sticks become position-specific based on pocket depth, curvature of the throat area, and top of the head.

 

 

Miscellaneous Housekeeping Items

 

  • Equipment.  Every player needs a stick, protective eye goggles, and a colored mouth guard (please have at least one spare).
  • Game Jerseys.  Every player needs a game jersey to play in a game.  If you ordered a jersey during registration, we will distribute it to your player before the first game.
  • Automated emails from Lexington Youth Lacrosse.  Make sure you are signed up for automated emails in your daughter's LYL profile.  You will receive email reminders for all practices and games, and you can respond whether your player will attend or not.
  • The website.  If you need to contact your player’s coach or if you have a schedule question, the website (www.lexingtonlax.org) is the place to start.  Coaches contact information is there, and practice and game schedules will be posted when available.
  • Outdoor practice weather guidelines.  You are the parents – you make the ultimate call on whether your player practices or not.  On questionable weather days, please check your email regularly.  We will give you the most advance notice possible, but it’s often tight.  If you don’t hear from us, we’re practicing!

 

I’m looking forward to a fantastic season. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please let me know.  Go Lex Lax!

 

Allison Watts
Girls Director